Hello everyone! I am sew excited. The count down officially begins. My husband and I will be flying out to Houston TX this Wednesday to attend this years Quilt Festival! I can not wait as there are over 1,100 exhibitors on site as well as a wonderful quilt show. I'm not sure if my pocket will be able to handle it but I do have a budget which I am sure I will break! From all the emails I have been receiving I am excited to see what is new to come on the market. Tula Pink of course has a few new awesome things that will be available to us quilters. Check out Tula Pink's Hardware 45 mm rotary cutter! I already have the scissors and the snips so I guess this is a must have for me! And for all those Tula fans you can now wear Tula pink on your feet with some comfy Vans Sneakers! This is crazy! Check out her beautiful new line available Spring 2018 called Tula Pink's All Stars! Aren't those colors just yummy! I'm sew excited I can barely sit still. I will be posting to my blog from my visit to the Quilt Festival so please check back for more pics and news on what's coming out for 2018!
Monday ~ September 25, 2017
Happy Monday everybody! I have decided to make a commitment and join the 1 million pillow case movement. Please click on the link for more information and free patterns on how to make simple pillow cases http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases. You can also find many videos on YouTube showing how to make these pillow cases. Starting today I will be taking donations for the AQS 1 million pillow case challenge to be donated on behalf of Quilter's Candy Shop. My goal is to collect 200 pillow cases to be donated to a local nursing home in my hometown in Orange County NY, The Pines at Poughkeepsie. There are 141 women and 59 men at this facility who I would like to donate to. Once I receive my goal amount I will personally deliver them to the facility and post pictures of your generous donations. Many of these residents have little or no family and probably feel forgotten and lonely. I would like to shine a ray of happiness and love upon these folks so please join me in this movement and help bring a little joy to someone's life. I have registered the shop on the AQS website but it takes a few weeks to appear on their website. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping address. Thank you in advance for your kindness, generosity and commitment. Did I mention how much I love what I do! Quilters rock!
Friday ~ September 15, 2017
Hello Quilters - It's Friday and I am super excited to have a free weekend to just sew until my heart is content. Although I will be working on two client projects I also plan on working on something personal for myself. I can't believe it is mid September which only means Christmas is right around the corner, 101 days to be exact! That's not a lot of time to work on Christmas gifts so my head is spinning with ideas of those special people in my circle who I would love to gift a quilt to. I also like to give my co-workers a little something handmade too so I have been thinking of some ideas for them as well. I just purchased a Martelli template to make Mug Cozies. So since we all drink coffee at work I thought that would be the perfect little gift. I just have to go through my stash and pull out some cool fabrics I want to use. What are you making for holiday gifts?
On another note I thought I would be doing at least 2 craft shows this year but it looks like I will have to take this year off as well. Time just got away from me this year but I plan on getting back into the craft show scene next year with some new merchandise and a new look for my booth as well so I am excited about that as well! So much to do and so little time. Guild meetings started this month so I am busy planning next years bus trip with another member as well as coming up with ideas with some other ladies for our Guild quilt challenge. Sew many exciting things happening I just wish I didn't have a full time job so I can get more quilting done but for now I have to juggle my job with my true passion.
I am thinking of organizing a collection for the 1 million pillow case challenge through my blog so stay tuned as I set up a goal #!
Hope everyone will get some quality sew time in and I will post pictures of my client projects once they are all done so in the mean time Happy Quilting!
Thursday ~ August 24, 2017
Hello quilters - I am so happy to be blogging again! It is a beautiful day here in NYC today, however it feels like a nice Fall day and we are in mid August! Hope this doesn't mean we are going to have a brutal winter! But even with the chill in the air I am in full summer mode and I will be traveling to Ocean City, MD this Saturday for the last vacation of the summer. I am looking forward to some pool time and beachtime so I hope the weather will be a little hotter then what it is. My new found love is Camping---well I mean Glamping and Sewing! The two go hand in hand quite nicely and its sew much fun! I decided to take my Pfaff Passport camping with me and was actually able to make 3 quilt tops on 2 separate camping trips! It is the most relaxing therapy a quilter could ask for! I set my Passport up on a picnic table with my iron, my awesome ironing board from TNT Quilt Boards (www.tntquiltboards.com), cutting mat, notions and just sit outside enjoying the outdoors and doing what I love to do most--Quilting! Anyone else do this? I know many quilters do. We are so blessed. I will be taking at least 3 projects with me this week so I will be sure to blog about it next week. But for now here are a few pics of my set up and quilt tops I completed so far while Glamping. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer, I know I will! Time to get started on those Christmas/Holiday quilts to. I know I am behind already!
Thursday ~ August 17, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome! I am back online with my brand new website and blog page. Please tell all your quilty/crafty friends all about Quilter's Candy Shop and please browse around. Hopefully you will find something you like. I hope to grow my inventory so please check back on a regular. We are so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the great world of quilting. Nothing makes me happier then sharing my passion for quilting with others. My mission is to offer quilt shop quality fabrics and notions at affordable prices. I also pride myself in old fashioned personal customer service! I love people and teaching others to quilt is absolutely what I want to do so I am also offering classes, both private or in a group. Teaching someone to quilt gives me the opportunity to teach a lifetime skill that will be used for generations to follow and hopefully passed down as well. It is up to us, the quilters to teach others so that quilting does not become a lost art. Can you imagine a world without quilts? Exactly! Neither can I!! Nothing is more fulfilling then gifting a quilt to a friend or family member or even a stranger who is having a rough time or a baby who is sick in the hospital. Quilts are treasured keepsakes that can be passed down from generation to generation. They bring comfort and happiness and all quilts have a story! So if you are jugling the idea of learning how to quilt, or are a beginner quilter or advanced quilter, please join me on my journey and hopefully I can make you laugh and learn something new along the way. I hope you will follow my blog and do a little shopping online while you're at it. If you have any questions please go to my CONTACT US page and shoot me an email or give me a call. I will try to be good and post at least once a week of projects I am working on, post tips and tricks, free patterns, share info about quilt retreats or share news about my online shop and whats to come. Until later my quilty friends.